Dr. I.C.Verma

Counsellor, Clinical Genetic Diagnosis
Dr. I.C.Verma

Dr. I. C. Verma is a Senior Consultant and Head of Department in Genetic Medicine, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India. He was the Professor of Paediatrics in Universities in Libya and India and worked in Harvard Medical School, Boston, various hospitals in UK, Switzerland and Tanzania.

Dr. Verma has made enormous contributions in the field of paediatric genetics and community health in India. He was one of the main investigators to show the increased frequency of Down Syndrome in the Monazite Belt of Kerala. He applied this knowledge for prenatal diagnosis in Indian patients, and this experience was published in PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS (WILEY International). He is a member of the World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva and has been on the Expert Advisory Panel in Human Genetics since 1981.

He successfully demonstrated that genetic services, such as screening for beta thalassemia, could be introduced in a district hospital. He has been a pioneer for the mutational studies in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) and Cystic Fibrosis, and Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. He was the first to establish the DNA technology for prenatal diagnosis of DMD in order to prevent it's severe burden in the community.

He was quick to establish molecular technology for the post-natal and prenatal diagnosis of a large number of disorders – Achondroplasia, Albinism, Alpha 1 anti-trypsin, Apert Syndrome, Ataxia Telengiectasia, Cystic Fibrosis, Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, Connexin 26 gene mutations in sensory neural deafness, Friedrich Ataxia, Spino-cerebellar Ataxia, Haemophilia, Huntington Disease, Leber’s hereditary optic atrophy, mitochondrial disorders, myotonic dystrophy, Prader Willi syndrome, Rh genotyping, Wilson Disease, and X-linked ichthyosis.

Languages Spoken: English.

Location: New Delhi, India

Mode of Counseling: Skype.